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Barcelona Legend Iniesta Completes Move To Japanese Side Vissel Kobe

Andres Iniesta has now been officially unveiled as a Vissel Kobe player following his departure from Camp Nou, where he enjoyed a 22-year illustrious spell - with 9 La Liga titles and 4 Champions League crowns to his name.

Argentina’s Independiente Win Copa Sudamericana

Argentina's Independiente secured their second Copa Sudamerica title by completing a 3-2 aggregate victory over Brazilian side Flamengo. Wednesday's 1-1 draw in the second leg followed Independiente's 2-1 victory in greater Buenos Aires last week. Brazil...

Relegation Threatened Chapecoense Appoint Fourth Coach Of 2017

Chapecoense have named Gilson Kleina as their new coach as they attempt to avoid relegation to Brazil's second division. Kleina, 49, is Chapecoense's fourth coach this year, following Vagner Mancini, Vinicius Eutropio and Emerson Cris. The...

Argentine Giants River Plate Eyeing Peru Forward Paolo Guerrero

Argentine giants River Plate are preparing an offer to sign Peru international forward Paolo Guerrero next year, according to widespread media reports. The 33-year-old is contracted to Brazilian outfit Flamengo until August 2018, meaning he...

Ex-Brazil Star Adriano Eyes Comeback At Age 35, Aims To Play In 2018 Domestic...

Former Brazil international striker Adriano has announced plans to return to football as he seeks to end his career on his own terms. The 35-year-old is aiming to resume training in January in a bid...

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi And Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Lead Tributes To Horrific Terror Attack

Barcelona and Real Madrid players joined the football world to pay their tributes to terror attack victims in Las Ramblas.

Copa Libertadores: San Lorenzo, Botafogo, Santos Move Into Quarters

Argentina's San Lorenzo progressed into the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores on Thursday with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Ecuadorian side Emelec.

Billericay Town FC Owner FIRES The Team’s Sexy Cheerleaders For Distracting Players From Promotion...

Billericay Town FC’s millionaire football boss Glenn Tamplin fired the team’s sexy cheerleaders for pulling the players.

China Likely To Field U23 Players In Crucial World Cup Qualifier, Says Maddaloni

Massimiliano Maddaloni, an assistant coach of the Chinese national team, says the country is likely to include some U23 players on the roster for that match.

Twitter Reacts As Sunil Chhetri Lifts India In AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers

India reached the top of Group A in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers after registering a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan.

Gabriel Jesus: No Hard Feelings With Teammate Otamendi

Gabriel Jesus has denied any ill-feeling with Nicolas Otamendi after being struck in the head by his Manchester City teammate during Brazil's 1-0 loss to Argentina in Australia last week.

Gabriel Jesus Ousted From Brazil Squad With Eye Injury

Gabriel Jesus will miss Brazil's international friendly against Australia due to a broken eye socket, the CBF said on Saturday.

Luis Fabiano Helps Vasco Da Gama Drown Sport Recife

Luis Fabiano scored his fifth goal in as many games as Vasco da Gama defeated Sport Recife 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A championship on Saturday.

Mexico’s Veracruz Want Argentina Forward Lucas Pratto

Mexico's Veracruz have made a bid to sign Argentina international striker Lucas Pratto from Brazilian outfit Sao Paulo.

Ex-Manchester City Star Jo Drowns Santos As Corinthians Win

Former Manchester City striker Jo scored one goal and set up another as Corinthians defeated Santos 2-0 in the Brazilian Serie A.

Vasco Da Gama Beat Fluminense In Rio Derby

Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama beat local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil's Serie A championship on Saturday.

Zambia Hails Junior Chipolopolo Side For Qualifying In Round Two Of FIFA U-20 World...

Zambia's Under-20 national soccer team on Wednesday received accolades from soccer enthusiasts on its qualification to the second round of the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament after beating Iran 4-2. The junior Chipolopolo came...

Lucas Lima Ruled Out Of Brazil’s June Friendlies In Australia

Santos playmaker Lucas Lima has been ruled out of Brazil's international friendlies against Argentina and Australia next month, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old tore a hamstring in Santos' 1-0 victory...

AFC Further Postpones Asian Cup Qualifier Between Malaysia And North Korea

A 2019 Asian Cup qualifier between Malaysia and North Korea, due to played in Pyongyang on June 8, has been postponed for the second time.

Venezuela Name Squad For June Friendlies

Venezuela national team coach Rafael Dudamel has named 11 Europ-based players in his squad for international friendlies against the United States and Ecuador next month.

Football Kenya Federation Inks Kit Deal With Mafro Sports

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on Monday signed a partnership with sportswear manufacturer, Mafro Sports to kit national soccer team.

Barcelona Legend Puyol Launches FIFA U-17 World Cup Tickets In India With Sports Minister...

The tickets for the FIFA U-17 World Cup was launched on Monday by none other than Spanish and Barcelona legend Carles Puyol.

Brazilian Side Vasco Da Gama’s Under 17’s Team Bus Crashes Leaving Five People Injured

Five members of Brazilian side Vasco da Gama were left injured after their team bus crashed on the way back from Rio de Janeiro.

Iranian Wonderkid Reza Shekari Signs For Russian Side Rostov

Iran's midfielder Reza Shekari has joined Russian Rostov club on a three-year contract, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

Flamengo Hold Atletico Mineiro For A Draw As Brazilian Serie A Season Starts

Elias struck a second-half equalizer to earn Atletico Mineiro a 1-1 draw with Flamengo in the opening round of the Brazilian Serie A.

Chapecoense Make Emotional Return To Scene Of Air Crash

Chapecoense were given a heart-warming reception as they returned to the scene of the air disaster that devastated the club last November.

Diego Maradona ‘Pleased To Get Back To Coaching’ After Agreeing One-Year Deal With Fujairah

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has been named as coach of United Arab Emirates outfit Al-Fujairah.

Tragedy-Hit Chapecoense Win Brazil’s Santa Catarina Championship

Chapecoense secured Brazil's Santa Catarina state championship on Sunday, less than six months after the club was devastated by a plane crash.

Vasco Da Gama Close To Signing Sporting Lisbon Star Paulista

Vasco Da Gama is close to signing Brazil under-23 midfielder Bruno Paulista from Sporting Lisbon, according to media reports.

Flamengo Seek To Secure Copa Libertadores Knockout Spot

Flamengo can all but guarantee their passage to the Copa Libertadores knockout phase with a home victory over Chile's Universidad Catolica on Wednesday.

Flamengo, Corinthians Gain Edge In Carioca Finals

A first-half goal from forward Everton handed Flamengo a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in the first leg of Brazil's Carioca championship.

Copa Libertadores: Robinho Equals Pele’s Long Standing Record

Robinho equalled Pele's record as the highest scoring Brazilian in the Copa Libertadores by helping Atletico Mineiro to a 2-0 home win.

Deportes Iquique Rally Late To Beat Venezuela’s Zamora

Chile's Deportes Iquique scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to defeat Venezuela's Zamora 4-3 in their Copa Libertadores group match on Tuesday.

Chapecoense Plane Crash Survivor Jakson Follmann To Marry Girlfriend

Jakson Follmann announced plans to marry girlfriend Andressa Perkovski, less than nine months he survived the Chapecoense air disaster.

Dynamo Kiev Fans Flaunt Ku Klux Klan Outfits And Swastika Masks During Clash With...

Dynamo Kiev's ultra asked fans on social media to attend the game dressed in the club's colors and it looks like they obliged.

Without Messi Argentina Have No Chance Of Qualifying For World Cup – Maradona

Argentina face an uphill battle to qualify for next year's World Cup without suspended talisman Lionel Messi, according to Diego Maradona.

Brazilian Clubs Eye PSG Winger Lucas Moura

At least three Brazilian Serie A clubs have shown interest in signing Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, according to media reports.

Spanish Football Club Signs Accord To Coach Chinese Players

Spanish second division side, UCAM Murcia have presented an agreement which will see them welcome talented Chinese youngsters into their youth system.

Vietnam Wins 2-0 Over Taiwan At U19 Football Tournament

The host Vietnam defeated China's Taiwan 2-0 in their opening match at the U19 International Football Tournament held in south central Nha Trang city on Tuesday.

Partizan Defeat ‘Eternal Rival’ Crvena Zvezda In Serbian SuperLiga

Partizan, runners-up in the Serbian football SuperLiga, defeated the leaders and "eternal rival" Red Star 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs of the domestic league on Tuesday.

Is China On Course For Collision With FIFA?

Trent Sainsbury may not realise it, but he recently became the epicentre of a seismic shift in global football governance.

Police Arrest Seven In Connection With Murder Of Panama Midfielder

Seven people have been arrested in relation to the murder of Panama international midfielder Amilcar Henriquez, local authorities.

Panama International Amilcar Henriquez Shot Dead In Colon

Amilcar Henriquez was shot dead near his home in the port city of Colon on Saturday, the local police reported.

Chapecoense Win First Title Since The Horrific Plane Crash

Chapecoense clinched their first title since the plane crash that almost wiped out the club, defeating Joinville 2-0.

Barcelona Open Negotiations For Teenage Brazil Sensation Vinicius Junior

Barcelona are preparing to begin negotiations with Flamengo starlet Vinicius Junior, reports in Brazil and Camp Nou have suggested.

Kwesi Appiah Named New National Team Coach By Ghana FA

Appiah, who supervised Ghana's participation at the 2014 FIFA world cup in Brazil, is expected to sign a two-year contract.

Argentina Football Association Gives Boss Edgardo Bauza Full Backing

Argentina Football Association chief Claudio Tapia said he would meet with Bauza, adding that "contracts have to be respected".